You certainly don’t need to travel far to bring history to life – a trip to London is perfect for groups studying medicine through time or WW2!
Introduce your students to the history of the city with guided, themed walking tour of London, followed by an educational workshop at the Old Operating Theatre, the London Dungeon, the Florence Nightingale Museum and the Medicine through Time section of the Science Museum.London also has a wide range of WW2 museum visits, including the Imperial War Museum. Finish your evening, if you dare, with the famous Jack the Ripper walking tour.
Why not open your trip up to more students by making it cross-curricular? London offers great opportunities for pupils studying English literature, performing arts and religious studies, among others.
Suggested Itinerary (2 days, 1 night)
Travel to London
Jack the Ripper Museum and walking tour
Educational workshop at the Old Operating Theatre
Medicine through time at the Science Museum
Travel back to school
- 1 night's half-board accommodation
- Access to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
- Comprehensive travel and medical insurance including I.P.T.
- Detailed information pack
- Free itinerary planning service
- Free staff place ratio 1:8
- Return executive coach travel
- VAT at current rates to tour operators
- Society in medieval Britain: 1066-1509
- Challenges for Britain, 1901
- The history of medicine
- Medicine in Britain
- The Western Front
- Life in the trenches
Key Stage 3
- Medicine in Britain
- British history beyond 1066
Educational activities and visits
Old Operating Theatre Museum
The Old Operating Theatre Museum is one of the most unusual museums in London. It is the oldest in Europe… Read More
Square Route Walks
Square Route Walks offer a variety of guided walks which can coverthe following themes: World War I and II in… Read More
The Florence Nightingale Museum
Florence Nightingale is the world's most famous nurse and this museum, as you might expect, is dedicated to her life… Read More
The London Dungeon
The London Dungeon recreates various gruesome and horrifying historical events in a comedic, 'gallows humour' style, which makes it extremely… Read More
The Science Museum London
The Science Museum is home to the world's most comprehensive collection of science, technology, industry and medicine. The themes are… Read More
Cultural activities and visits
Buckingham Palace serves as both the office and London residence of Her Majesty The Queen, as well as the administrative… Read More
Houses Of Parliament
Take a guided tour around the houses of Parliament where you will be able to see the Commons and Lords… Read More
Tower of London
There are dozens of amazing sights and activities at the Tower of London. Students can spend the day visiting the… Read More
The 3* Quality Hotel Wembley is a great base for those wishing to explore London. Located next to Wembley stadium, the hotel offers comfortable accommodation with several amenities to suit groups. The 165 rooms all feature an en-suite and air-conditioning, as well as satellite TV, a direct telephone, hairdryer, safe, and tea & coffee making facilities. Students will be accommodated in multi rooms, with staff in twins or singles. The hotel boasts a sports bar and snack bar as well as a restaurant serving international à la carte cuisine.
Safestay at Elephant & Castle is housed in a beautiful 18th century Georgian building, located just south of the river Thames in London. Students will generally be accommodated in 4-8 bedded rooms and adults in twins, all with ensuite facilities. Rooms also have lockers and may have a TV too.A continental breakfast will be provided every morning, but evening meals will be taken in one of a number of local restaurants. Among its other amenities, the hostel offers free WiFi, a communal area, a laundry room, free luggage storage, a walled garden, games room and a library. There is also a licensed bar for group leaders to relax in at the end of the day.
YHA Rotherhithe is a modern hostel situated just south of the River Thames in the Docklands area of central London. Offering 320 beds in a range of guestrooms, from twins to 10-bedded rooms, all with private bathroom facilities, your purpose-built hostel can provide breakfast, a picnic lunch and evening meals.Alongside the self-catering kitchen at YHA Rotherhithe, you will also find a laundry room, TV lounge, reference library and book exchange, as well as Internet access. The hostel also offers cycle storage, luggage storage, coin and card payphones and facilities for wheelchair users, including disabled transport information.
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